Fulham are set to return the Michael Jackson statue from outside Craven Cottage back to the club’s former owner Mohamed Al Fayed.

The figure was built outside the ground in 2011 following the death of the legendary entertainer who, according to Al Fayed, was a Fulham fan.

During the summer Fulham were bought by Shahid Khan in a £150 million deal, and despite the initial feeling that the Jackson statue would keep it’s place, Al Fayed now wants to take the statue to another one of his properties.

Fulham are looking into a huge development plan and the statue is not a part of this.

A Fulham representative stated, "the statue is not part of the Riverside development of the stadium and will be returned to the former chairman in due course.”

Khan's Fulham take on west London rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

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